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Faking Injuries in the NFL: A New Trend that Needs to Go

9/22/11 in NFL   |   Murphy24   |   278 respect

At one time during Monday Night’s game, the St. Louis rams, led by QB Sam Bradford , were marching up the field on the New York Giants behind a relentless hurry-up offense. At one point, faced with trouble getting their correct personnel package on the field, a couple of the Giants players, led by Deon Grant,  fell to the ground and faked injuries, forcing the officials to stop the play and the clock.

Video of the act can be clearly seen here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pzo3rK3Q47A

Following media coverage of Monday’s game, many players and coaches admitted that faking injuries  is often an important tactic when a team needs a rest or some extra time to line up. In response, the NFL league offices sent a memo to all 32 teams warning about this kind of gamesmanship in the future. As a proud football fan, I believe that faking an injury has no place in the sport. Hopefully the league warning, and Deon Grant’s dive, will be the last we hear of it.

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9/23/11   |   chevleclair   |   378 respect

Well, it's simple, I used to think of Tom Coughlin as a class act, but since he advocates cheating like that, I was clearly wrong about his character. If the Giants were so great, they wouldn't need to cheat.

What's funny is, on NFL 32, Antonio Pierce, who whines about cheating all the time, clearly dismissed it because it was a New York team that did it, as did Suzy and Mort. The only person who said something should be done about was Mark Schlereth, the only non New Yorker of the bunch.

I say that New York teams get too many free passes in the media.

9/23/11   |   Tiger_Pride2   |   3286 respect

It's equal to the Floyd Mayweather knockout over Ortiz. It's legal, but its classless and adds extra commercials to the game. I could do without it.

9/23/11   |   chevleclair   |   378 respect

Stretch out the hands and drop a 15 yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct, that'll teach 'em.

9/23/11   |   derms33   |   17642 respect

swear I commentted on this article yesterday....the act is a part of the game.   5 plays off...that'll fix it

9/23/11   |   maddhatter6691   |   7918 respect

It is Total B/S 2 Players at the same time, I am a Giants Fan, But we spend 5 month wondering if we are going to have a Football Season, They are Over Paid as it is and without the Fans NO More Pay Checks. Soon there will be No Sports to watch, Baseball lost a lot of Fans after the Strike Now Basketball...........Time to Make a Stand and Quit Supporting This Kind of Crap

9/22/11   |   JamesSmith23   |   1413 respect

 in soccer this situation would have been a busquestssss...... this needs to end...

9/22/11   |   Soxfest   |   768 respect

Grant is 100% liar he can even remember which knee he is talking about!

9/22/11   |   SamuelWhale   |   589 respect

 absolute disgrace

9/22/11   |   Burrellfan1   |   24428 respect

 It is terrible that Tony Romo faked having a broken rib and collapsed lung just to gain sympathy from the fans.  He should have been fined for that, maybe even suspended.  Vick's concussion was probably fake too.

9/22/11   |   Joe_L   |   12371 respect

metsfan710 wrote:
 I hate how many people are overreacting to this. You know how many times in basketball during a free throw my shoes would "come untied" and I would have to take time to tie them? The NFL already has a rule against injuries. If injured on the field and the clock stops, you have to sit out at least one play. It actually bit the Colts in the A$$ a few years ago when their kicker faked, then wasn't available for kickoff. 

I hate how many people are overreacting to this. You know how many times in basketball during a free throw my shoes would "come untied" and I would have to take time to tie them?


That entire statement is what is wrong with the sports world today. To many over paid and under preforming athletes unable to job during the course of the game, so they flop in the last two minutes to make a mockery of the sport.

9/22/11   |   kobe_lova   |   61292 respect

Cactus_Jack wrote:
The Gnats are gonna have to fake their way through the entire season anyhow.

9/22/11   |   keppieboy   |   158 respect

I used to fake injuries to....................... in the 4th grade

9/22/11   |   metsfan710   |   400 respect

 I hate how many people are overreacting to this. You know how many times in basketball during a free throw my shoes would "come untied" and I would have to take time to tie them? The NFL already has a rule against injuries. If injured on the field and the clock stops, you have to sit out at least one play. It actually bit the Colts in the A$$ a few years ago when their kicker faked, then wasn't available for kickoff. 

9/22/11   |   Cactus_Jack   |   15300 respect

The Gnats are gonna have to fake their way through the entire season anyhow.

9/22/11   |   kobe_lova   |   61292 respect

It's not new. And i don't care one way or the other really. If I need the clocked stopped, and that's the only option we have left, fall dammit, but make it look good.